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international approaches to peace in syria kolache russia and the us is trashing diplomacy while britain and france to arm the rebels directly. as tension surges in the middle east with reports is rose been hit by a rocket from lebanon which is grabbed by sectarian strife caused by the syrian struggle across the border. also questions mound over the brutal methods used by the french police against protesters forming an anti-gay rally over the weekend with their source is accused of downplaying just how big of a descent was. powerhouses a asia and europe struggle to avoid a trade war as the e.u. threatens to make beijing pay more to sell its products below do not get by.
this is i mean we're live from moscow hello and welcome to the problem. and from the start pushing to be able to supply weapons to the sewer and rebels and warm the e.u. arms embargo on the conflict one country lifted the sanctions expire on friday and for now most european union members are strongly against arming the opposition this comes as the top russian and u.s. diplomats prepared to discuss final preparations for next month's international conference on syria. seen there as the latest. we have the u.k. and france who are aggressively pushing for lifting partial lifting of that embargo
on syria in order to send arms to the rebels the u.k. a foreign secretary william hague is trying to get the other e.u. members to agree with him that arming of the a moderate army the so-called moderate rebels in syria also france's leaders have been particularly aggressive in trying to lobby the other leaders to be on board in fact today. leading newspaper also published a report saying that serious forces loyal to bashar al assad had used chemical weapons because one of the reporters had experience effects of it critics would certainly point out that the timing of the publication especially since leaders are to make a decision today now on the other side you have france of the u.k. on one side on the other side you have several countries that lifting any of borgo would mean that arms could eventually end up in the wrong hands in violent hands in syria they're also pointing out to the fact that human human rights abuses have been committed by both sides which means it includes rebels in syria so again differences about this is that the subject of the conversation here in fact very
good said that if there is no agreement it seems that each country will have to have its all sanctions policy on syria that's already what we've been seeing and if this happens a status quo does remain in syria the conflict continues let's remember the goal of this russia u.s. led talks for peace is to convince everybody to be on the same page or sit down for talks peace talks in geneva and now washington did indeed express their support for the rebels and this could prove to be a problem in trying to get all sides involved bashar al assad in principle had said that he will attend those talks however the opposition has said that they will only do so if bashar al assad steps down we go back again to these pre-conditions these differences in into before making any steps or progress into the peace process and we've already seen that everybody agrees essentially to have a solution for syria the crux of the matter here is how to go about doing so each country seems to have its own vision of how to accomplish this goal and this is already what we've been seeing for the past couple of years and we can say that it
has been hampering any substantial progress in syria. longdon and paris are making a last ditch effort to bolster the syrian rebels who are losing the fight against damascus made mistakes that professor jeremy sold. look at what's happening there in syria we know that the syrian army is just about retaken completely the town of and the very shortly will move north towards homs to make sure that's completely explained they will move on to hala and that of course is going to be a big struggle because the armed groups there are very well unchanged so that what comes out of this is that the syrian army is still getting on top of this insurgency william hague made a lot of bizarre right when he said that that the embargo is lifted that extremism would flourish a chance for you all because we know that extremism in syria has flourished simply because of the pump into the country the hague must know he must surely know this no must that there's no way that the groups can recover from where they are now if
they can't overthrow the governments know whether to do that so why is he saying this and the only reason he can't have a saying this is that he wants to have a card in his hand when this conference begins next month in geneva that you know in other words that can be told of a lesser degree to what we want we're going to continue arming the rebels there's no other possible motive with him wanting to do that and of course france is with him but we know that this is you split the european union right down the middle of a number of countries are totally opposed to us and i think very quickly they say that sending arms into series only going to make the situation much worse people going to die. and i want to know your take on the upcoming syria piece called for his mediated by russia and the you as just had to call and take part in our live paul and let's now have a look at the results and so far most of you saying or do you think that meeting won't bring any results because it won't even happen slightly if your actually forty one percent of you believe this summit will yield a peace plan which the divided thirty one opposition simply won't be able to stick
to and not many of you around six percent of you are saying that assad will agree to step down and the rest of us saying that western bank powers will stop funding and arming the syrian opposition so if you haven't already just head to our website and have your say. the syrian conflict is causing tension in neighboring countries stoking fears it could spread across the entire region a rocket was reportedly fired from lebanon into israel just a day after an attack on part of the lebanese capital in the latest escalation of sectarian strife in the country and she is middle east correspondent honestly here is following the latest developments or the has been a leader hassan nasrallah has killy stated that he and his below are involved in the war in syria he was addressing thousands of his supporters in the southern beirut suburb of dusk on sunday and in that speech he pledged all our support for
your city and. saying that his shiite muslim group would stay in the syrian war to quote him to the end of the road and achieve victory together. that that's where we are there are two major threats facing the lebanese people and the entire region today the first imitates from israel and its avid intentions and plots the second threat stems from the changes taking place in syria which neighbors our cities villages and homes syria is seeing major activity by radical islamist movements this one is said that his war was with the extremists he called an attack fearless he said that tens of thousands of them from all over the world are currently fighting in syria and he warned that if syria force they've been on to move forward this in turn he said would lead to israel we occupying lebanon now eleven years media is reporting that a rocket has been fired towards israel from the lebanese town of measure you and
this is off to two other rockets landed in the has been a stronghold in doubt here on sunday the lebanese army saying that those rockets were fired from inside lebanon towards the hizbollah stronghold the united nations has been concerned over his that has involvement for quite some time the arab sheik the arab chief the arab league chief has urged them to stop fighting in syria but this fight addressed this during his sunday's race saying why is the u.n. not calling on the extremists to stop fighting inside syria and again reiterating that they are fighting not only for syria but for maybe a non as well earlier they were also dozens of his vilified has reportedly killed during fighting in a key syrian town of qusayr so what we do see is the tension on the ground heating up. this is asking and still ahead here this hour of global battlefield. do you agree with me that when it comes to international terrorism we're talking about a worldwide struggle. absolutely sort of as washington continues to flex its military
muscles around the world we'll look at whether the never ending war on terror is just. central paris has witnessed violence on the streets over the weekend among swine protest at north allowing same sex marriage morphed into clashes police kuantan on the far right who is who had joined the demonstration police arrested three hundred fifty people for refusing to disperse or occupying private property organizers in a system about a million protesters turned out but authorities say it was more like one hundred fifty thousand francis seeing protests grow as many become angry with president or loans failure to said the nation's economy straight and tall opened on the institute of democracy and cooperation in paris off of the demonstrations and he told me earlier that the french government feel threatened. i think the french police under the leadership of the military of the interior regards these
demonstrations. an ideological threat to their power did indeed that's what they are the ministry of interior had fully expected the far right groups to join the protests and provide clashes over four thousand police were mobilized to maintain security so why were they are unable to control the situation after all this is the government propaganda this is precisely the way that the government has been seeking to diligence advise what is a massively what is a massive demonstration that is overwhelmingly peaceful they have gathered together a million people for the vast majority of it demonstrated peacefully and they were met in the run up to the demonstration on sunday with very last. propaganda by the government the minister of the interior said children should not there is going to be violence and so on it was the very strong the impression we got very strongly commentators and participants alike was that the government was doing everything it
could to dealership demise this demonstration and to discourage people from coming . meanwhile there has been demonstrations and to gay sentiment here in russia as well at least a phrase he will fix protests and gay rights campaign is what i read the during a hated rally in moscow on saturday and we're now joined live by. your group of course this adds a ship homosexuality is a very sensitive here and russia why. well it is very sensitive to the statistics just to really explain a lot since our recent nationwide poll conducted by live out of center of every deal dads only around twelve percent of those people questioned believe that homosexuals should have the same rights as heterosexual citizens in russia while most of the others or around two thirds of all those questions are frankly very
critical of homosexuals believing that they are either promote. or are. psychologically unstable and even need of professional medical assistance this is not a very promising statistics for the russian gay rights movement and we basically explains what happened on saturday when a group of gay rights activists held. a lot of protest. against a draft law banning homosexual propaganda and they were basically attacked by a t.v. rights activist and most of them are usually right to go off the rocks christians and twelve these these are this is pretty much the same scenario what with which you see any time or every time that gay rights activists try staging public events they end up being attacked by radical offered up stories jones were other gay rights activists and then the police is forced to detain activists from both sides
of course these are the different figures from what we're seeing in france here we're talking about just. thousands of people who come from both sides to these rallies while there we're now see thousands or even hundreds of thousands of people but still obviously the general public in washington is highly critical of homosexuals and is not ready for things like legalized gay rights breeds stance while again judging by the statistics the authorities may simply not be able to provide the proper security for the activists themselves all right it's going on on the fence to every issue of homosexuality here in russia gone many thanks indeed. asian economic giant china is in talks with europe's financial engine germany as they look to stave off a trade war the u. has accused beijing of dumping goods onto the market below cost price and
undermining its your pain rivals china's premier has warned that if further scrutiny will only box on consumers is peace owner has been following the talks between that. the new chinese prime minister lee is in germany for talks with chancellor angela merkel and trade a set to dominate those talks last year alone germany exported around sixty seven billion euros worth of goods to china and they want to see the increase in the future. has in the past made. at the chinese markets last year she visited beijing twice within the space of seven months and she's wanting to make sure that the trade can be done between the two countries especially considering germany's traditional markets in europe do appear to be drying up the financial crisis meaning that those countries in europe that were previously buying german exports really can't afford to do that at the moment she
also perhaps has an eye on the future in a potential british exit from the european union that could see over seventy billion euros worth of exports put into doubt if great britain wasn't part of the trade union or that is the e.u. for the chinese they want to do more business with germany germany is one of the few countries they to skeptics head above water when it's come to this financial crisis they've also that means that they're one of the few countries economically that can afford to buy more and more chinese exports so that's why we're seeing the world's second largest economy in china courting europe's largest economy and germany to try and literally to increase mutually beneficial trade between the two countries as our savings continues when we come back and just.
altie spanish find out more visit. if you're watching aussie welcome america's war on terror a facelift has caused a storm of criticism for president obama and with a vast military presence worldwide many are asking whether what the u.s. doesn't even need to go on he's going to check our report. president obama in his major national security speech this may quoted james madison saying no nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare at the very same time the administration claims power to wage endless war across the globe there was a senate hearing this may revisiting the authorization for use of military force which congress enacted days after nine eleven attacks in two thousand and one at the hearing pentagon officials claimed that authorization gives the president power
to wage endless war anywhere in the world including syria yemen and the congo and when asked how long they predict this war on terror is going to last they said quote from ten to twenty years the agree with me that when it comes to international terrorism we're talking about a war one struggle. absolutely sure that would you agree with me the battlefield is were the enemy chooses to make it. yes sir from boston the to the fun so by the administration's definition the wall that is the battlefield with me today is brian becker with the answer coalition brian thanks for joining bryan you have president obama saying in his national security speech that the u.s. is not engaged in a boundless war and yet you have this vast military presence across the globe does it look like the u.s. this really seeking to limit itself in the use of military force no in fact the policy in the institutional policy is for the united states than it would be prepared for endless war but to be engaged in all of the activities that would lead
one to believe that they are an endless war there's one point three million u.s. military personnel three hundred to four hundred thousand of them are overseas there's nine hundred military bases the united states spends not five hundred twenty five billion which is the defense department budget but really about a trillion dollars on warfare that's greater than the next sixteen nations combined we see an integrated network of bases now drone bases growing increasingly this is to have a full spectrum domination using the military as the club the administration argues that all their military actions in the countries that the u.s. is not at war with are perfectly legal under the u.s. congress it's authorization for use of military force that's their legal justification for continuing all these attacks what about international law well international law has been shredded by the so-called global war on terrorism or the authorization bill that allows the u.s. to invade any country bomb any country and kill whoever it wants the u.n. charter is quite clear the united states like all other member nations of the
united nations can only go to war as an act of imminent self-defense but in fact the united states by arrogating to itself the right to war anywhere against anyone all the time is clearly in violation of international law but president obama. says the administration does not violate anybody's sovereignty because it operates in consultation with the governments concerned the whole population of pakistan they're pouring moment unanimously remotely opposed drone strikes and yet they continue so maybe the administration is in consultation with the government there but certainly not the people i'm going to meet today it was brian becker with the answer coalition from our studio in washington thanks for watching. the ukase industrial food is on the up while should be what should be a reason for optimism in britain's once floating industrial regions but as our correspondent sara first found out they recovery may still not be enough. britain's industry seems to be showing some signs of life recent figures from the office for
national statistics show industrial production is up which some of seen as a sign the u.k. might be slowly bringing itself back from the brink of another recession but renowned historian nicholas comfort has mapped the decline of the once industrial giant and says that when it comes to industry the k. is still falling far behind the global competition have been massive individual companies the second largest manufacturing power in the world in terms of exports we had a massive car industry a huge aircraft industry we will world leaders in computing and nuclear power and over that period. this is evaporated along with the loss of great british brands britain's gone from having the majority of its workforce in manufacturing to having little eva ten percent so just how did this happen you know this clear need for all
industries to keep being updated and relevant and the way to do that is to work closely with the workforce and to ensure that there is that modernization happen the life support was turned off for many. industries looted by the seemingly easy cash of the finance industry passed governments dismantled large swathes of british industry arguing they were no longer profitable or here in the northeast that heavy industry is a huge point of pride when the coal mines in the still works in the shipyards with dismantled it wasn't just the loss of the industry it was a huge emotional loss as well as one that many here have never really recovered from in the aftermath of the industrial collapse skilled labor workforce there is little else today that it is evident with the northeast suffering from the highest unemployment in the country. the. most of the shipyards and factories and
the stores. perfect. things seem to be getting more difficult especially for people. but along with the recent beast in manufacturing figures there are signs that things could be looking up the regions are new leks pulls have almost doubled in the last five years enabling job creation in areas such as the car industry recent industrial resurrections might not be enough to replace what once was but this is at least an attempt to breathe life back into areas such as this and for many in the communities that could prevent a welcome lifeline sarah r.t. in the northeast of england housing u.s. military base has long been a headache focused on and now that washington is planning and to its ongoing mission people are wondering if millions of american dollars are worth the security threats and more mental damage that comes as part of the package. for.
three weeks after u.s. military refueling plane went down in the toll mountains of kurdistan people in the nearby villages are still reeling from the effects of the crash we've been it went into the mountains right into three fresh water springs where villages get their drinking water the fuel leaked into the streams and now it's impossible to drink people now say their livestocks beginning to get sick and when americans came here to get the wreckage they drove right over our pastors and fields. the k c one thirty five straight a tanker was one of the planes station to the airbase which for a decade has been a major hub for the u.s. led war in afghanistan the base was renamed under the government of president bakiev to rid of any association with another country's military presence on the ground some thought that the heated debate surrounding the airbase would window once it was are named into a transit center changing the nature of its activity but people in surrounding
towns and villages say nothing has changed and they continue to feel the negative effects of the american presence no matter how much money is said to be poured into economy the people still want the u.s. base off their land washington shells out sixty million dollars a year on the lease and wants to extend the deal but the kurdish government has already announced the plans to evict them americans in june of next year once the lease expires the decision could be attributed to the vocal opposition to the base many have expressed over the decade often questioning just what exactly is going on . in the course of all these years the kurgan's government never once inspected the base they have absolutely no control going on there you can find what kind of operations our base is engaged in. the u.s. would be hard pressed to find a better location afghanistan china and iran are all within easy reach it's the spot on the map that's there for difficult for washington to let go and this puts
kurdistan in a very big. kerry's position. to you know the risks that you're going to start in the care of his people rotten by possibly being dragged into a larger war there's a possibility of course recapture control of the country and it's. you know i'm tom bergeron of valley and eventually a flight. with destabilization that has afflicted afghanistan's so that you know the destabilization politically and security wise in the region is it's hardly worth it to. you know return for a comparatively small sum of money but it's think vironment the tops the long list of complaints about the effects the american transit center has on the region exported. experts say planes have to land with their fuel tanks nearly empty so they just dump the fuel over the place mostly in our lowlands and in the mountains in one town even the trees don't grow any more. u.s.
officials say any problems are more than compensated for with the huge annual investment into kurdistan's economy which has suppressed one hundred million dollars annually for the past four years but money locals never see means little to the carcass people who describe the treatment they receive from the u.s. military personnel as derogatory and would much rather see their crops grow than have another plane spilling fuel into their drinking water in kurdistan in the party. and up next for now say its jazz band hi jack. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realize that everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm tom harkin welcome to the big picture.
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